a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
1947, from Yiddish, with agential suffix -nik (q.v.) + Pol. nuda "boredom" or Rus. nudnyi "tedious, boring," from O.C.S. *nauda-, from PIE *neuti- "need" from root *nau- "death, to be exhausted" (see need).